Blog posts tagged in is it belly dance?
The other day I read an article written by on the subject on fusion and confusion and whether it was deemed to be belly dance or not. There are some very strong feelings on this matter and while I will share my own on the subject, there is no right or wrong, and all thoughts are respected.That being said, there are a few schools of thought on fusion. Fusion is where you combine the art and discipline of belly dance with another dance style.
In this blog I will be referring to three main belly dance styles: American belly dance, Egyptian style, and tribal. These three will serve as the base point in my logic.
Let us begin by discussing Egyptian belly dance briefly. In this particular style the dancer attempts to emulate the Egyptian belly dancers from the golden era and a little beyond. Dancers such as Dina, Nagwa Fouad and others come to mind. This style can be inward at times and...